65th World Health Assembly closes with new global health measures – WHO – 26 May 2012

Posted on May 28, 2012. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: |

65th World Health Assembly closes with new global health measures – WHO – 26 May 2012

Extracts [heavily edited] from the News release

“Geneva – The Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly concluded Saturday after adopting 21 resolutions and three decisions on a broad range of health issues. The six days of discussions involved nearly 3000 delegates, including health ministers and senior health officials from amongst the 194 WHO Member States, as well as representatives from civil society and other stakeholders.

The agenda covered some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing public health today.

The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Member States include:
Early marriages and young pregnancies:  …
Humanitarian emergencies: …
International Health Regulations: …
Mass gatherings:  …
Millennium Development Goals:  …
Noncommunicable diseases: The Health Assembly adopted several resolutions and decisions on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs):   …
Occupied Palestinian territory:   …
Pandemic influenza preparedness:   …
Intensification of the global polio eradication initiative:   …
Research and development:   …
Schistosomiasis:   …
Social determinants of health:  …
Substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products:   …

Progress reports: The delegates also received progress reports in six areas: strengthening of health systems; disease eradication, prevention and control; reproductive health; food safety initiatives; climate change and health; partnerships and multilingualism.”

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